Encyclopedia of firearms and ammunition of the XX and XXI centuries

Kalashnikov TR9 Paradox

Kalashnikov TR9 Paradox

Kalashnikov TR9 Paradox carbine (‘smoothbore’ gun) is one of those cases when severity or lack of logic in firearm laws is circumvented by ...

Haenel MK 556

Haenel MK 556

Haenel MK 556 assault rifle was developed by German company C.G.Haenel from Suhl for military and law enforcement use. In 2018 it was entered into ...

AK-19

AK-19

Kalashnikov AK-19 assault rifle is the most recent version of the Kalashnikov AK-12 assault rifle family, which was adopted by Russian army in 2018 and is ...

RPL-20

RPL-20

The Kalashnikov RPL-20 Light Machine Gun was first presented to the general public during the Army-2020 expo in late August of 2020. It must be noted that ...

Kord-5.45

Kord-5.45

The Kord-5.45 Light Machine Gun has a somewhat obscure history and an equally obscure present. Its development can be traced to 2011, when the Russian MVD ...

Poloz

Poloz

The Poloz (Racer Snake) Pistol is the newest compact semi-automatic handgun from the TsNIITochMash weapon design and production organization in Klimovsk, ...

Baikal MP-131K Shotgun

Baikal MP-131K Shotgun

The Baikal MP-131K pump action shotgun was  quite an unusual weapon for its time. It was designed at the Russian small arms factory ‘Izhevsk ...

Howa Type 20 Assault Rifle

Howa Type 20 Assault Rifle

The Howa Type 20 assault rifle (20式小銃), was announced officially in May of 2020 as the next model of standard issue infantry rifle for the Japanese Ground ...

SIG MP-46 Submachine Gun

SIG MP-46 Submachine Gun

The SIG MP-46 Submachine Gun was produced by SIG – Schweizerische Industrie-Gesellschaft GmbH shortly after World War Two. It was produced primarily ...

SIG MP-41 Neuhausen Submachine Gun (Switzerland)

SIG MP-41 Neuhausen Submachine Gun (Switzerland)

The SIG MP-41 Neuhausen Submachine Gun was produced by SIG – Schweizerische Industrie-Gesellschaft GmbH at the onset of World War Two. It was ...

A-91M Assault Rifle (Russia)

A-91M Assault Rifle (Russia)

The A-91M Assault Rifle was developed during the 1990’s by KBP ( the Instrument Design Bureau) in Tula, Russia. It was first introduced in 1998. ...

Burgess Police Shotgun

Burgess Police Shotgun

The Burgess Police Gun was created by American gun designer Andrew Burgess. He patented this unusual weapon in 1893-94, and established his own company ...